As the pandemic crisis continues, very different visions of our world are unfolding. In one scenario, we see increased authoritarianism, corporate control, competition over resources and the decimation of vulnerable communities. In another scenario, we see the emergence of an inclusive democracy, a regenerative economy, increased interdependence and the opportunity for all communities to thrive.
Which vision of the world will you fight for and invest in?
Another World is Possible Fund is a vehicle to invest in the social justice organizations who are fighting for both a just response to COVID-19 in the short-term AND a visionary future for our world in the long-term. Our goal is to raise and distribute $1M to give out in immediate, general operating grants to organizations affiliated with Transformative Leadership for Change and Chinook Fund. Together, we have a shared network of 75 organizations who are eligible for these funds. Click here for a complete list of current Chinook Fund grantees. Applications are reviewed and awarded on a weekly basis.
Another World is Possible Grantees include the following groups (updated 6/24):
Another Life Foundation: The Black Men’s Project, Atlantis ADAPT, Black Business Initiative, Black Lives Matter 5280, Breaking Our Chains, Center for Community Wealth Building, Check Your Head, Colorado Circles for Change, Colorado Jobs with Justice, Compound of Compassion, Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center, Creative Strategies for Change, Cultivando, Denver Homeless Out Loud, Denver Justice Project, El Centro AMISTAD, Front Line Farming, Fuerza Latina, Herbal Gardens Wellness, Lamar Unidos, Mi Familia Vota, Pine River Shares, Project VOYCE, Resilient Communities Resilient Futures, Second Chance Center, Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Una Mano Una Esperanza, & Young Aspiring African Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA).
Recognizing this hour of urgent need, Chinook Fund seeded the fund with $75,000 from its operating reserves. Additional funding has been provided by the following foundations: AJL Foundation ($10,000), Campbell Foundation Fund, Congdon Family Fund, Colorado Health Foundation ($100,000) & Denver Foundation Leadership & Equity ($10,000).
In addition to grants, we are raising money to offer quality coaching and strategic planning to those receiving funds. Numerous leaders have requested help to stay open, “recession-proof” their organizations, adapt their work to new conditions – and more.
To learn more, download the detailed fund vision and description: Another World is Possible Fund Overview PDF. For more information, contact Crystal Middlestadt at email@example.com or Neha Mahajan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Original art by Chetna of @mosaiceye and www.mosaiceyeunfolding.com.
We have an unprecedented window of opportunity to make changes that were considered impossible just a few weeks ago.
JOIN US in an act of collective solidarity and radical generosity to make another world possible!